Auditions Held for Notorious B.I.G. Biopic

“They came from Massachusetts, Florida, and Canada, and from Flatbush, Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy. There were fur coats and fedoras, shades and patterned Coogi sweaters, and enough extra poundage to tip a Mack truck. On Saturday, nearly 100 people turned up on a quiet street in Chelsea to audition for their chance to be B.I.G.”

Read more from The New York Times about the open casting call for Notorious, a biopic of Notorious B.I.G., that was held in New York this weekend.